REPORT: Toronto Raptors working out Thomas Robinson, Christian Wood
The Toronto Raptors have a solid big-man tandem composed of Jonas Valanciunas and Serge Ibaka, but that does not seem to be stopping them from looking for ways to shore up their frontline.
According to Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype, the Raptors are working out some free agent biggies, including Thomas Robinson and Christian Wood.
The Toronto Raptors are working out free agent big men, including Thomas Robinson and Christian Wood, according to league sources.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 30, 2018
Thomas Robinson has not played in the NBA since the 2016-17 season while he was still with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was not around in the league in the 2017-18 campaign, as he instead found himself practicing his craft in Kremlin, signing a deal with BC Khimki of the Russian VTB United League. Before flying to Russia, the former Kansas Jayhawks star averaged 5.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 11.7 minutes across 48 games for the Lakers back in the 2016-17 season. Robinson has also earned interests from various NBA teams this earlier this offseason, but continues to be a free agent, also according to Kennedy.
Thomas Robinson has received interest from the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns, according to league sources. The 27-year-old spent last season in the Euroleague with Khimki Moscow and he's now an unrestricted free agent.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 3, 2018
As for Christian Wood, the ex-UNLV Runnin’ Rebels standout went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft but has appeared in 30 total games for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Charlotte Hornets. Like Robinson, Wood skipped the 2017-18 NBA season for an opportunity to play abroad. Wood signed with the Fujian Sturgeons in China. He would later return to the United States to play 45 games for the Delaware 87ers.
The Raptors are merely looking out for frontcourt depth after they traded Jakob Poeltl to the San Antonio Spurs along with DeMar DeRozan and a future draft pick for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.